How it works

In order to satisfy the program requirement, a minimum of 480 hours (equivalent to 14 weeks @ 7 hours per day) is required. Please note that this is the minimum requirement and MAcc students in the full-time stream are available to work full-time from September to April. Nearly 100% of students complete 8 month work-terms. Students in our part-time stream study in the evenings and are therefore available to work full-time throughout the program (September to August).

If you have a position you would like to make available for our students, we can coordinate the posting on our career portal. We will track the applicants for you and send a package of applications once the posting closes. We will also coordinate an interview schedule on your behalf.

In order to post a position, we simply need the following information:

  • Job Title
  • Basic job description
  • Requirements/what you are looking for in an ideal candidate
  • Length of term (4 or 8 month)
  • Location
  • Contact person/contact information
  • Whether you prefer to conduct interviews on campus or at your organization
  • Any additional info or special requirements.

Positions are made available to our students in early May, following our annual MAcc & Cheese recruiting event. Please contact us for details on specific timing of the hiring process.

Students must successfully complete Internship course deliverables, which include:

  • providing a copy of their letter of offer (View sample offer letter template.)
  • returning a signed copy of the Internship Agreement
  • facilitating an on-site meeting with the Intern and supervisor
  • requesting that their supervisor complete a short mid-term and end-of-term evaluation.
  • Preparing a final report that relates their work experience to course work they have completed in the MAcc program.

*It is the responsibility of the Intern to notify their Supervisor of these deliverables and their corresponding deadlines.

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In Ontario, mandatory internships have flexibility with regards to compensation. The vast majority of our students secure paid positions however some students have benefited from unpaid experiences with non-profit organizations. Rate of pay is at the discretion of the employer and negotiated with the student.

As general guidance:

Treasury Board rates of pay for Master level students range from $22.04 to $27.73 per hour as of May 1, 2019.


The Internship has been approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) as a co-op program, which means employers receive the same tax credit as they would if hiring a co-op student. Please note that only the fall term is eligible for the tax credit as the winter term is considered optional.

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